Join us in song – Audition for ARS

“I love that ARS is an auditioned choral ensemble, and I love the challenge of learning new music so our audiences can hear and experience thrilling choral music.”

“Twelve years ago, I auditioned and was accepted to sing with ARS. Over time, multiple sclerosis has affected my mobility. The singers in ARS have encouraged me and accepted me in spite of the difficulties MS causes. I participate fully in creating the gorgeous music that we craft and perform. I am lucky to have this musical family.”

We hold auditions every August…

and occasionally in early January or early May, if there are vacancies in some or all voice parts.

Here is what to expect at your audition. It will last approximately 20 minutes and consist of:

  • A warm-up exercise and vocalises throughout your range
  • Sight-reading in the clef appropriate for your voice
  • An aural recall test (repeat short phrases)
  • Singing “My Country ’Tis of Thee” a cappella

Please send an email to for audition inquiries.

Additional information and requirements:

Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening from late August through the end of the concert season in April/May.

Singers are expected to be punctual and attend all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, performances (including requested special appearances at community events) and the annual ARS retreat in early September (special exceptions for illness, occasional work obligations and family events).

Rehearsals are 150 minutes, with a 15-minute break.

Every singer is expected to spend an average of one hour per week preparing for each rehearsal, including review of recordings and You Tube videos.

“Our Tucson community and our ARS community of singers is important to me. By singing with ARS, I get to experience both of them!”

“When I joined ARS I found a welcoming community, an incredible Music Director, and a repertoire of challenging, beautiful music. It’s been a wonderful experience and I am looking forward to many more years of singing with this choral ensemble.”

Annual costs for singers
Dues – $95

Concert Attire
All Black
Men: Slacks, Long-Sleeved Dress Shirt
Women: Slacks, 3/4 or Long-Sleeved Top, Earrings Purchased Through ARS

Additional discretionary costs for a music folder and music stand, if needed.